(Summer 1944)

Archie, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An MLJ Magazine
Editing:
Harry Shorten
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Red; Wilbur; Linda

["Well, Arch!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Wilbur; Archie
Synopsis:
Archie thinks Wilbur is a champion trouble maker.

Welcome To Westfield (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur Wilkin; Mr.Wilkin; Mrs.Wilkin; Linda Moore; Red; Principal Dripwate; Miss Gargle
Synopsis:
Personality profiles of the cast.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Makes A Date (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Miss Gargle; Linda; Wilbur; Red; Principal Dripwate
Synopsis:
Wilbur has to take Miss Gargle on a date because of Red.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

Did You Know? (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin
Pencils:
Ed Googin
Inks:
Ed Googin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Five cartoon questions. Awnsers at the bottom of the page.

The Bus Boy (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur; Anita Van Streeter; Red
Synopsis:
Wilbur becomes a bus boy at Club 15 because he needs a tuxedo for his date with Anita.She ends up wanting to go there, not knowing Wilbur now works there.

Indexer Notes

This is the same plot used in the Pep Comics #26 Archie story.
Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

The Ghost Smashers (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Goggin

Genre:
teen; humor
Synopsis:
Wilbur thinks he's being followed by a ghost.

["Gotta Be Genie-"] (Table of Contents)

Chimpy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Red Holmdale
Pencils:
Red Holmdale
Inks:
Red Holmdale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chimpy; The Genie; Princess De Lovely; King Stokey
Synopsis:
Chimpy and Genie rescue King Stokey's daughter from a giant who lives up a beanstalk.

A Short (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur
Synopsis:
Wilbur trys to make mucilage at home and a neighbor calls the fire department.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

["Hitler's And Hirohito's Worst Enemy"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Fish Story (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Terry Woik Szenics
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Wilbur; Mr. Marconi; Mr. Wilkin
Synopsis:
Wilbur gets a job delivering fish and it ends up costing him $10.

Indexer Notes

Credit line is not clear, original indexer thought it meant Terry Woik (Szenics) was the writer.

["Arabia!"] (Table of Contents)

Omar Of Bagdad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell
Inks:
Carl Hubbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Omar Of Bagdad; Caliph Haroon Al Rascheed
Synopsis:
Omar is made chief guard of the palace.

["That Guy Is A Darn Good Violinist."] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wilbur; Mr. Wilkin; Mrs. Wilkin; Red; Linda; Miss Lawson
Synopsis:
Wilbur takes up the violin because he's attracted to the music teacher and proceeds to get written up in the newspaper for busting up the school concert.

["Be popular Learn The latest dances"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

["Hey Jug,Look!"] (Table of Contents)

Wilbur / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Vigoda
Inks:
Bill Vigoda
Letters:
?

Characters:
Wilbur; Archie; Jughead

MLJ Leads The Way (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wilbur
  2. 1. ["Well, Arch!"]
    Wilbur
  3. 2. Welcome To Westfield
    Wilbur
  4. 3. Makes A Date
    Wilbur
  5. 4. Did You Know?
  6. 5. The Bus Boy
    Wilbur
  7. 6. The Ghost Smashers
    Wilbur
  8. 7. ["Gotta Be Genie-"]
    Chimpy
  9. 8. A Short
    Wilbur
  10. 9. ["Hitler's And Hirohito's Worst Enemy"]
  11. 10. Fish Story
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Arabia!"]
    Omar Of Bagdad
  13. 12. ["That Guy Is A Darn Good Violinist."]
    Wilbur
  14. 13. ["Be popular Learn The latest dances"]
  15. 14. ["Hey Jug,Look!"]
    Wilbur
  16. 15. MLJ Leads The Way
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mark D. Anderson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
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